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  • NFC technology discussions continued

    By Natalia Kosk - Saturday January 21, 2012
    Phones enabled with wireless Near Field Communications (NFC) technology are already gaining speed in the marketplace as access control and other platforms utilize its advantages for mainstream deployment. Here’s what Raj Venkat, vice president of...
  • What’s your New Year’s resolution?

    By Natalia Kosk - Tuesday December 13, 2011
    As editors, we’re trained to do our research—dig through details, cold-call sources, fact-check the information we have come across through our searches— in finding “the story” as it relates to a particular topic or developing trend. And while...
  • Gobble up the Black Friday savings but shop wisely

    By Natalia Kosk - Wednesday November 23, 2011
    It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about Thanksgiving when many of us gather with family and friends and share what we are thankful for—at least I like to think that’s one of the things we should be mindful of as we feast on the...
  • RFI Communications & Security Systems discusses growth strategies

    By Natalia Kosk - Monday November 21, 2011
    For many businesses, the period going into a New Year is the time to sit down, review developments of the past 12 months, plan their future budgets and create a roadmap of goals for the year ahead. Yet for San Jose, Calif.-based RFI Communications...
  • Big Buys of 2011

    By Natalia Kosk - Monday November 21, 2011
    If this past year told us anything, it’s that remote services and consumer-friendly features hit home for the security industry. While the initial buzz that 2010 brought with IP video seemed to wear off a bit, the year made up for it with developments...
  • Schneider Electric Gives Editors the Energy 4-1-1

    By Natalia Kosk - Wednesday November 2, 2011
    The message resounded clear at Schneider Electric’s North American Editor’s Event last month, held in Chicago: make the most of your energy and manage it efficiently. “Architects and engineers realize that if we are to get to net zero* some...
  • Sielox and Excel announce managed services company

    By Natalia Kosk - Tuesday September 20, 2011
    Sielox, Runnemede, N.J., a provider of integrated access control, video surveillance, perimeter security and event management systems, and security solutions provider Excel Security, New York, N.Y., announced the formation of their managed services...
  • Recruiting all CheckVideo dealers

    By Natalia Kosk - Thursday September 1, 2011
        Proactive video monitoring platforms are hot and most recently, video analytics provider Cernium Corp. Reston, Va. added a new dealer initiative to the mix for its CheckVideo offering.     The new initiative, designed to enable dealers...
  • Confidence rises in video analytics

    By Natalia Kosk - Thursday April 14, 2011
    At the ISC West tradeshow last month, Mark Gally, vice president of Marketing, VideoIQ, Bedford, Mass., shared his thoughts with Security Dealer & Integrator , confirming that “the market is getting its confidence back in video analytics as of the last...
  • Developing technologies for central stations

    By Natalia Kosk - Saturday April 9, 2011
     Las Vegas, Nev. (April 8, 2011) -- Following its fifth annual ISC West morning breakfast, held at the Las Vegas Wynn Hotel, Secure Global Solutions (SGS) of Irvine Calif., signed an agreement with Devcon Security Services in Boca Raton, Fla...